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'Loveland': Grief, loss and orgasms in Whole Foods

Alone with her thoughts on a plane in 2009, comedienne Ann Randolph wrote her one-woman show "Loveland." Her father had just died and her mother was recovering from a stroke.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:33am EDT

Tags: Loveland, arena stage, alicia lozano,

'Love in Afghanistan': History, violence, emotion, love

"Love in Afghanistan" subverts expectations by taking a relatively predictable love story and throwing in unexpected, and at times, heart-wrenching twists.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 08:08am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, Love in Afghanistan, arena stage

Dorian Gray paints unique picture, performance at Arlington's Synetic Theater

The Synetic Theater's interpretation of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is a sensual, frenetic and dark portrayal of Oscar Wilde's controversial novel.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 09:05am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, The Synetic Theater, The Picture of Dorian Gray

'The Velocity of Autumn' opens a dialogue on struggles with age, family

For an otherwise quiet play, "The Velocity of Autumn" begins loudly, with the sound of a large explosion shooting through a dark theater at Arena Stage.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, The Velocity of Autumn, arena stage, arts, entertainment

'Potted Potter' brings lightning, laughter to D.C.

The improv recap of Harry Potter books, plus lots of pop culture references, left the audience at Sidney Harman Hall doubled over in their seats with laughter.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 08:00am EDT

Tags: potted potter, Harry Potter, Heather Brady, D.C., performance

'Beauty Queen of Leenane' beautifully depicts 'tragic sense of history,' 'struggle'

A story rooted in Irish history unfolded onstage in front of a small theater crammed full of people, including D.C.'s Irish Embassy (and bravo for the actors and actresses who didn't let the loud buzzing and ringing electronic devices during the performance interrupt the flow and feel of their scenes).

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 08:44am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Roundhouse Theatre, Irish, Ireland, Bethesda

Make your local playground eco-friendly

In conjunction with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Playground Improvement Project, which will renovate 32 of the District's 78 playgrounds, Joan Michelson explores eco-friendly playground equipment.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 10:16am EDT

Tags: playground, eco-friendly, Joan Michelson, environmental

Introducing science to kids: Fun activities and developmental milestones

Incorporating scientific methods and processes into young people's daily lives can be as easy as collecting rocks or playing in sand. But teaching kids about science shouldn't be taken so lightly -- it's as important as teaching them the alphabet.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: science, Children, project, Alex Beall, national children museum, National Child Research Center, learning

Q&A: 'Good People' actor Andrew Long talks poverty and luck

Actor Andrew Long talks to WTOP Living about class divides in "Good People" showing at the Arena Stage and the difference between "getting out" and "getting lucky."

Monday - 03/25/2013, 10:09pm EDT

Tags: Hoai-Tran Bui, good people, arena stage, theater,


Writing and producing a Play in a Day

For most directors, the final 24 hours before a show can be especially daunting. But for Joe Baker and his cast, 24 hours was all the time they had to write and rehearse their play.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 08:35am EST

Tags: performing arts, acting, directing, Bethesda, Heather Brady

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